Brentford fans could see their former midfielder Ricky Newman in an unfamiliar position today.
Newman, who left the Bees three years ago after one less than successful season, could be used to fill a defensive gap when Brentford visit his new club, Aldershot.
The Aldershot News & Mail's Charlie Oliver said: "The Shots have a bit of a defensive crisis, with Dave Winfield, Rhys Day, Anthony Straker and Junior Osbourne all struggling.
"Ricky Newman, who is also the reserve team coach, has been playing at centre-back rather than in midfield for the Shots, and is a strong candidate to fill the void.
"Perhaps all the injuries explains why Aldershot can't keep a clean sheet. They kept one on the opening day of the season, but not one since.
"However, despite having a poor record away from home, Aldershot have been formidable at the Recreation Ground, so it'll be tough for Brentford.
"The Shots have been unbeaten at home since January, and have only lost twice there since August last year."
Another former Bee who will be there on Saturday is Shots' goalkeeping coach Paul Priddy, who played 129 games in three spells at Brentford stretching from 1972-1982.
But one ex-Bee who definitely won't be featuring is Ben Starosta, whose loan spell was cut short by the Shots before being sent back to Sheffield United.
Last season's Conference champions should line up with veteran keeper Nikki Bull in goal, behind a back four of Barbadian international Louie Soares (ex Bristol Rovers and Barnet), Anthony Charles (ex-Hayes, Farnborough and Barnet), Chris Blackburn (Ex-Chester, Northwich, Morecambe and Swindon) and Dean Howell (ex-Notts County, Crewe, Southport, Morecambe, Halifax, Colchester, Weymouth, Grays and Rushden & Diamonds), if Newman doesn't make it.
On-loan Reading midfielder Scott Davies should start on the right of midfield, with exBournemouth man Kirk Hudson on the left. Ben Harding (ex-Wimbledon and MK Dons) and ex-Altrincham man Lewis Chalmers should complete the midfield, but former QPR man Scott Donnelly, who has been out of favour lately, could feature.
Fighting for two places up front will be former Yeading and Woking striker Marvin Morgan, one-time West Brom trainee Rob Elvins, ex-trainee Danny Hylton and John Grant (exCrewe, Northwich, Hereford, Telford, Shrewsbury and Hereford).
FORM GUIDE: Aldershot have not tasted victory since a 3-1 win over Gillingham almost a month ago.
Since then, they have lost 2-1 at Notts County and 4-2 at Macclesfield, and drawn 3-3 at home to Bury after going three goals down.
LAST TIME ROUND: This is the first time Brentford have, in a competitive game, played Aldershot Town, who were formed from the ashes of the defunct Aldershot FC in 1992. Brentford's last game against the old Aldershot side was a 2-1 win at Griffin Park back in April 1989, thanks to goals from Keith Jones and Tony Sealy. That followed a goalless draw at the Recreation Ground four months before.
THE DANGER MAN: Charlie Oliver, of the the Aldershot News & Mail, identified on-loan Reading winger Scott Davies as the main threat to Brentford.
He said: "Scott's scored a few goals from flanks and has looked quite dynamic in recent weeks." The 20-year-old is yet to play a game for Reading, but scored nine goals in 28 games on loan at the Shots last season.
* BRENTFORD host Morecambe at Griffin Park on Tuesday evening, kick-off 7.45pm.